With the introduction of groundbreaking robotic surgery, USC Surgery continues its tradition of visionary innovation. Our goal is to focus our clinical and research efforts on expanding the treatment alternatives for our patients. We want to give patients direct access to the latest treatment approaches, using innovation as a guide when conventional therapy is not an option.
The USC Robotic Surgery Institute is devoted to conducting clinical and bench research to advance the use of robotic techniques in the field of surgery, encompassing all surgical specialties that could benefit from robotic surgery such as general surgery, urology and orthopedics.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
Through small punctures and tiny instruments involved in minimally invasive robotic surgery, patients experience shorter incisions. The robot can accomplish what the human surgeon cannot because of its ability to mimic the human hand within a small, contained space. The EndoWrist™ Instruments transform the surgeons’ wrists, hand and fingers into tiny instruments.
During the procedure, while the console surgeon operates the sophisticated robot from a distance, the bedside surgeon is responsible for placement of the correct surgical ports and directing the robot into the patient. And like other surgery, nurses and anesthesiologists play key roles during the procedure.